On This Day

What Happened on January 13, 2000

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates steps aside as chief executive and promotes company president Steve Ballmer to the position

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Nzo, South African General Secretary of the ANC (1969-91), dies at 75
2000 Highlights

About January 13, 2000

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Capricorn